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Media Studies

Research help for identifying resources related to Media Studies.

Newspaper & Magazine Look-up

Want to know if we have a specific newspaper or magazine (e.g. The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Variety)?  Use the search box to find full-text online or print newspapers and magazines:

Current News Databases

Need to search for current newspaper or magazine articles - from multiple perspectives?  Try using the sources below.

Why News?

stack of newspapers

Question: What value lies in news sources?  Why would a researcher choose a newspaper or magazine over a book or scholarly journal article?

Answer: News sources can be great resources for local information.  They can supply names, dates, facts and figures. along with quotes. Ultimately, news sources are valuable for their immediacy, recording events as they happen.

Historical News Databases

Magazines and Commentary

Alternative Press

Circulation Data & Media Kits

Need to find the contact information for a specific media company? Need to find circulation data or media kits? Use the following sources to find media listings and data.

Broadcast News (Clips & Transcripts)

Special Collections Research Center

Box of reel cans   Envelopes of newspaper clippings    Old photograps

The Libraries' Special Collections Research Center houses two major Philadelphia broadcasting archives: 6ABC (WPVI-TV) footage and CBS 3 (KYW-TV) footage.

The SCRC also houses three major Philadelphia newspaper clipping archives: Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philly Daily News, in addition to the photograph archive of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. Some of the Evening Bulletin photographs are available online.  

Contact or visit the SCRC to learn more about using these collections.